Published in RUNWAY Experimental Art | Issue #35, 2018

The Blaktism, 2014, Single channel HD video. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery


Megan Cope is part social cartographer, part spy. Her work lingers within the dualistic spaces of split heritage and contested land, added to this is a canyon of conflicted personal encounters. The Quandamooka woman powers her art practice by exposing the myths and interloping nature of Australian colonialism. Painting, video, sculpture, and installation become platforms for Cope to map the cultural constructs of identity and environment. Having grown up rattled by racial prejudice, the artist has since learnt to address and circumvent hegemonic sovereignty – be it physical, geographical, or metaphorical – by mapping for herself a new vernacular for decolonisation.

Read the full feature in RUNWAY Experimental Art: Issue #35